We encourage our members and all interested in seeking our Father's Divine Love to join with others in prayer on a regular basis in addition to their private devotional time.
We suggest that a prayer circle begin with recitation of The Prayer given to us by Jesus, (see below) followed by silent prayer for an agreed upon time (ranging from15-50 minutes) and ending with a short prayer of gratitude.
Some groups also invite short spontaneous prayer from members of the circle during the silent portion of the prayer time, with leaving space for contemplative silence.
The primary purpose of prayer circles is to support one another in seeking for our Father's Divine Love soulfully, enabling us to carry this yearning into our daily lives more and more.
One might also intercede for others during circle, asking for our Father's Healing Love to attend those--near and far--who are suffering.
Prayer circles can be held in person in both private homes and public spaces, and can also be held on computer applications( such as skype) which provide free video chat and voice call services.
FCNB offers prayer circles via skype several times during each week for those who wish to join us in prayer circle. Feel free to write us for meeting times of circles. We will assist you in getting access to skype if needed.
Following is a copy of The Prayer given to us by Jesus:
Our Father, who art in heaven, we recognize that Thou art all Holy and loving and merciful, and that we are Thy children, and not the subservient, sinful and depraved creatures that our false teachers would have us believe. That we are the greatest of Thy creation, and the most wonderful of all Thy handiworks, and the objects of Thy great soul's love and tenderest care.
That Thy will is, that we become at one with Thee, and partake of Thy great love which Thou hast bestowed upon us through Thy mercy and desire that we become, in truth, Thy children, through love, and not through the sacrifice and death of any one of Thy creatures.
We pray that Thou will open up our souls to the inflowing of Thy love, and that then may come Thy Holy Spirit to bring into our souls this, Thy love in great abundance, until our souls shall be transformed into the very essence of Thyself; and that there may come to us faith--such faith as will cause us to realize that we are truly Thy children and one with Thee in very substance and not in image only.
Let us have such faith as will cause us to know that Thou art our Father, and the bestower of every good and perfect gift, and that only we, ourselves, can prevent Thy love changing us from the mortal to the immortal.
Let us never cease to realize that Thy love is waiting for each and all of us, and that when we come to Thee, in faith and earnest aspiration, Thy love will never be with-holden from us.
Keep us in the shadow of Thy love every hour and moment of our lives, and help us to overcome all temptations of the flesh, and the influence of the powers of the evil ones, which so constantly surround us and endeavor to turn our thoughts away from Thee to the pleasures and allurements of this world.
We thank Thee for Thy love and the privilege of receiving it, and we believe that Thou art our Father--the loving Father who smiles upon us in our weakness, and is always ready to help us and take us to Thy arms of love.
We pray thus with all the earnestness and longings of our souls, and trusting in Thy love, give Thee all the glory and honor and love that our finite souls can give.